Queen Victoria Quote
The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children - for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him - and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.
The Letters of Queen Victoria, a Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Between the Years 1837 and 1861 (ed. 1907)